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Remember Me interview: 'How stupid is this industry to only bet on stereotypes?'

In a futuristic vision of Paris, players aid protagonist Nilin as she traverses the Gallic dystopia with a taste for revenge - a professional 'memory hunter', she's found herself at the wrong end of her own skillset, imprisoned and unable to recall why. She soon sets out to unearth what exactly happened, manipulating the memories of her enemies in order to restore her own. The oppressive Memoryes corporation, controlling and deleting the memories of the public, are in her sights - 1984 meets Eternal Sunshine, then. CVG sat down with Remember Me's creative director, Jean-Maxime Moris, to talk about the game. (Capcom, PC, PS3, Remember Me, Xbox 360)

Mikeockizard  +   1079d ago
Wow, what a self serving hypocrite this Jean-Maxime is. He goes on about how horrible it is that a lot of games have leads that are straight white males (roughly the same percentage as those who play the games), then shows off his character who is a physically attractive, physically fit, light skinned female. The cover of the game even shows a nice @ss shot. Yeah, no stereotypes there.

Show me an unattractive, homely looking female who actually looks mixed race, with a big ole booty, and then you can talk about breaking down barriers.

Not to mention the bit about blood. The game contains violence and killing, but because he doesn't show the red stuff when people are killed, he is again innovating. Sounds to me like he just wanted to sell his violent game to more children, and knew that the sensors allow unlimited killing as long as you don't inform people that we bleed when killed/shot/stabbed. Way to innovate there Jean!
grifter024  +   1079d ago
I agree with Mike. That is just sad how hypocritical this guy actually is and for him not to see it is hilarious.

Why does it matter if the main character is male or female? I thought his whole game was about "Adventure, and Story-telling," Not about trashing males just so he can look innovative by making the main character a female.

Also what is this whole no blood thing suppose to mean? What when we reach whatever year this game is set in we won't bleed anymore? That's asinine...especially when you can change peoples memories but a little blood coming out oh whoa bro that's going to far.
Flavor  +   1079d ago
Plenty of alternatives out there if you look beyond the top sellers.
grailly  +   1079d ago
a bit of a david cage syndrome going on here. I hate when developers do this. they make something different and all of a sudden they feel the need to bag on other developers for not doing like them.
Hicken  +   1079d ago
I'd rather listen to Cage.
Sketchy_Galore  +   1079d ago
I hate to say it but I'm not impressed with this game so far. The gameplay video made it look like another child of Uncharted 2 just with stiffer animations and a Mass effect paint job along with all the forced cursing and cheese you would expect. I honestly hope those impressions are mistaken and there is more to this game but as of now when I think of a brilliant, classy and interesting science fiction game with a non-sexualised black female protagonist, intelligent story set in a dystopian society and a French stylistic influence I will think only one thing, Beyond good and evil.
OneAboveAll  +   1079d ago
How dev's being stereotypes? It's THEIR game. They can have whoever they want playing the protagonist just like you can.

I'm sure if it were an all female dev team the protag would be a female, if it were an all black dev team it would be a black guy. It's natural for people to be associated with their own race more so than with others.

Then you have mixed dev's that have whites, blacks and females and you know what? They all get to sit at the same table and talk about what the protag would look like. So if the females and other races that aren't white have an issue they are allowed to speak up.
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playnextgames  +   1079d ago
More marketing pre-release bullcrap. Nothing to see here.

They failed on P.N. 03. They wanted to make yet another stereotypical curvy female hentai character game. The cover of this game prominently displays the character's behind. They cannot focus on sexism because of this so they complain about racism instead.
porkChop  +   1079d ago
Omg. P.N. 03. I remember that game. The main character was some sexy female who would constantly dance around and shake her ass, showing off her body and her flexibility during combat. Hah, yeah these guys don't cater to stereotypes. Yeah right, give me a fucking break.
porkChop  +   1079d ago
He talks about not having stereotypes yet the main character in his game is a sexy white-looking female, with some tight ass pants. On the main cover she even has her back towards us practically sticking her ass out in all its glory for everyone to see. So fuck off about the stereotype bullshit because that's exactly what your main character is. Darken her skin a bit, put a bit more chunk/meat on her, give her some baggy jeans that don't show off her ass, and then you can come back and say she's not a stereotype. THAT would be refreshing, for once, to show off a real woman not some barbie doll.

Not having blood doesn't make the game innovative. It's not a bad thing to not have blood, but it's certainly not innovative or special in any way.

This guy is a huge hypocrite. And honestly, this has kinda turned me off the game. I'll get it either used for PS3 or really cheap in a Steam sale because I refuse to support developers like this. David Cage is another one, but Cage is way worse. That guy is constantly putting down other developers and other gaming technology, always touting his stuff as the best in the world and how no other developer can compare to him and his team. He pretty much positions himself as a "visionary". He's a pathetic snob.
DwightOwen  +   1079d ago
I agree. It seems the producer has an axe to grind and is less concerned with actually making a good game. I was looking forward to this, but not anymore.

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